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Co-creation Workshop with Agroecology Stakeholders: Empowering African Smallholder farmers in Agroecology Transition

Stakeholders participants during the Workshop

Potentials of Agroecological Practices in East Africa with a Focus on Circular water-energy-nutrient systems

PrAEctiCe is a Horizon Europe project funded by the European Commission, with the Main objective being to help smallholder farmers in their agroecological transition by exploring the potential of agroecological practices in East Africa. Read More at 

The Workshops main objective was to Validate and get feedback from the stakeholders on the various indicators of agroecology, including IAA and other agroecological practices based on the mapping and reviews  conducted over the last 12 months.
The AIM was to get feedback on the applicability, practicality, and economic viability of selected indicators and indicators frameworks in Kenya.  

Light moments shared as the Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. Erick Ogello (standing) welcomes all stakeholders to the Co-Creation Activity Workshop
Director Maseno University Kisumu Campus, Dr. Benjamin Ombok (standing) welcomes stakeholders to the workshop and gives his remarks on Agroecological Practices

Main Areas of Discussion

  • Kenya-specific agroecological indicators for transitioning into agroecology.
  • Different agroecological practices among smallholder farmers in Kenya and their potential in measuring success and productivity in food systems
  • Integrated Agriculture-Aquaculture (IAA) practices and how they can enhance food and nutrition security among smallholder farmers in Kenya. 
  • (TIMPs) relevant to smallholder farmers in Kenya and East Africa in general.
  • Challenges and opportunities in the Kenyan agricultural sector
  • Sustainable Intensification Principles:– i.e., the three co-pathways 
  • Potential Impact of these principles and agroecological practices on the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Kenya and the East African region.